WVU football: Kyzir White could be best safety in NFL Draft

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 07: KaVontae Turpin
FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 07: KaVontae Turpin /

The WVU football team will be going through a different phase on defense in the upcoming 2018 season.

While the offensive remains mostly intact, the defense will be losing several key players. No subtraction will sting worse than the loss of safety Kyzir White.

But the WVU football team’s loss will be the NFL’s gain because White could be one of the top safeties in the 2018 NFL Draft. Several outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, have already been talking about his prospectus and White will have a chance to soon impress scouts at the combine in a few weeks.

Last year with the WVU football team, White had 94 total tackles. That mark was almost 40 more than he had as a junior, which was his first season at West Virginia. Like his brothers Kevin and Ka’Raun, Kyzir transferred to West Virginia from Lackawanna Community College. Several other Mountaineers, like West Virginia native and current tight end Trevon Wesco, also came to the WVU football team from Lackawanna.

Kyzir White played in the Senior Bowl and turned some heads during practice sessions. Getting the chance to play against some of the nation’s best collegiate talent furthered White’s prospectus as he has shown he can play with the best in the country. He was able to emerge as a Pennsylvania high school star, refine his talents in junior college, and become a major part of a Division I defense with the WVU football team. The Senior Bowl experience helped prepare him for the next level.

White passes the eye test with his strong frame at 6-foot-2, 218 pounds. According to Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette-Mail he looks like the WVU football team’s best chance to get a high draft pick. Even on social media, White is drawing attention because of his speed and tackling ability.

White might just be living in the shadow of brother, Kevin, though. Kevin is still trying to make his time in the NFL worthwhile. He has been dealt a tough hand since being drafted in the first round by the Chicago Bears.

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Kyzir will be paving his own path and in the next few weeks his prospectus will be getting even brighter. No matter what team picks him up, they’ll be getting a favorited Mountaineer.